Writing Out Loud - Summer 2019
6 Week Writing and Performance Class
Wed July 10-Wed August 14
The Learned Owl, 204 N Main St Hudson, OH
Class show, Thursday August 22
CLE Urban Winery, 2180 Lee Rd Cleveland Heights, OH
Ever seen someone on stage, captivating the crowd, and thought “I want to do that”? Ever written a story and thought, "I need to share this"? This class will show you how to create, edit, and perform your own stories. We’ll show you how to turn off your inner critic and turn up your creative juices.
Each student will move a personal story from the draft stage to a performance-ready piece of electrifying theater. In class we’ll create stories, discuss the fundamentals of live storytelling, and provide feedback on each others’ work. Outside of class you’ll be encouraged to attend storytelling shows and discover techniques you can use to enhance your own writing and performances. The class will conclude with a public show on Thursday, August 22nd where students will join the storytelling community in full.
Class includes 6 sessions which include a class workshop, a close reading with comments on your revised draft, a dress rehearsal, and a class show.
Taught by Dana Norris. Dana is the founder of Story Club, a nonfiction storytelling show held in Cleveland, Chicago, Boston, Minneapolis, Tulsa, and Columbus. Her stories have appeared in/on McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Rumpus, Tampa Review, WCPN Cleveland, and WBEZ Chicago, among many others.